Monday, October 14, 2013

DIY: Long jean skirt

As promised, here is the DIY for the long jean skirt I made. I enjoyed making it and it took next to no time at all. The most time was spent taking out the seams from the jeans. I used this tutorial for making the jean skirt.

I purchased the jeans and fabric from Wal-Mart. 

I wanted to make sure I had a visual of what it'll look like finished so I put things together just to be sure I had enough materials. 

Then I started working on removing the seams. 

For removing the seams, I used my handy seam remover. This thing cost less than $4 when I purchased it a few months back but it certainly has come in quite handy in that time. 

This is what it looked like after the seams were removed.

Next step was to pin and sew.

I found that it was easier for me to pin the back first then sew and then pin the front. I didn't want to get pricked by pins hence this strategy. 

And here is the final result. I'll try to get a picture of me in it when hubby gets home from work. 

Expertise needed: A comfortable beginner.
Total approximate time: I removed the seams one day and then did the pinning and sewing another day. The seams I did while watching a movie. It took about an hour. The pinning and cutting and sewing took about an hour and half so I'll say total time was 2.5-hours.
Total spent on sewing materials: The jeans were $18.54 and the fabric was a little over $7. So total was about $26.
Feedback: The hardest part was sewing up in the crotch area. I had some difficulty there. You might be able to see it if you look closely. Overall, I'll do this again but will try to have a clear approach for tackling that area when it comes to sewing.

J just took pics of me in my skirt this morning.

I already have a new project lined up for tomorrow. It'll be a dress for my little princess :-). Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. seriously, you are so creative! i love that you created a skirt for yourself.

    can't wait to see you modeling it. it looks so good!

    1. Thank you! I try. I just posted a couple of pics hubby took this morning :-)

    2. I've been looking for DIY directions for this skirt for awhile. Yours is especially good. I'll try it tomorrow.

    3. I've been looking for DIY directions for this skirt for awhile. Yours is especially good. I'll try it tomorrow.

    4. You're very welcome. I am glad you found it helpful. :-)


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